Story by Lord Pain, the Pain of Sorrow...

Have you ever wondered what lays beyond the distant skies?

A young blond haired boy laid out in a grassy field, his crystal blue eye's staring into the vastness of the night time sky...

What adventures await you on distant worlds? Well, when I was just a kid, I did a lot.

The boy closed his eye's and sighed, his eye's half lidded as he imagined the millions of different worlds laying just beyond the stars. "Some day... I wanna go up and see it all..." He whispered to himself as the stars brilliant light shone down on him...

I'd just stare at the sky, wondering what was out beyond the distant stars...

"Naruto!" Came a shout and the blond sat up and looked to see an old man wearing a hat with the kanji for fire on it. "Naruto, come now, you'll catch your death out here!" The old man shouted and the boy smiled widely.

"Alright Ji-chan!" He called out taking a moment to look back up at the sky and smiling. "It's nice to dream..." He mumbled and got up quickly running to the old man and leaping at him with a hug.

"What were you doing out here so late, Naruto?" The old Hokage asked his favorite blond.

"Just looking at the stars Ji-chan!" The boy said happily and the old man chuckled lightly and walked back into the hidden village, the boys hand in his own.

Before I was a ninja, before I even knew what it was like in the world, before I could have even imagined the amazing adventures I would have in my life. I was a nobody, no one bothered to notice me, to help me, or acknowledge me...

But now... Now they do...

From the mind of Lord Pain...

"This is the end of Akatsuki..." Naruto Uzumaki growled angrily, glaring at Madara Uchiha, the masked man snarled as the blond boy continued to push his Rasengan closer to the mad man. "This is the end of all the suffering, the death, and the sorrow! I WILL SAVE THIS AND ALL WORLDS FROM ANYONE LIKE YOU!!!" The blond shouted and Madara was pushed back slowly by the blond boys most powerful technique.

"You cannot stop me boy... I AM MADARA UCHIHA! I AM THE ULTIMATE NINJA!!" The madman shouted at the blond forming several one handed hand seals and a black orb appeared in his outstretched left hand. "AND IF I MUST DIE! I WILL TAKE YOU WITH ME!!!" He shouted and shoved his own attack into Naruto as the boy's Rasengan tore threw his body.

With a mighty blast of power, two spheres of energy exploded, one tainted with darkness, the other driven by the will of one boy's determination. The two attacks ripped through the land around them, destroying everything in their path... Soon all that remained of the battle field was naught but a crater in the earth...

One boy stood against the greatest evil of his world and won... But at a heavy price...

"NARUTO!" Sakura Haruno shouted struggling against Sasuke Uchiha's hold on her.

"Sakura, stop, he's gone." Sasuke told her without emotion, only a trail of tears flowing down his right cheek as his best friend was taken from him...

"No! He can't be! He promised me he'd come back!" Sakura shouted and elbowed Sasuke running toward the crater Naruto had once been in. She ran passed the smoking debris, the other members of the Konoha twelve chasing after the pink blossom. "Naruto!" She shouted looking around for her boy friend of three months. She lifted several slabs of rock and rubble, broke anything to heavy to lift, and finally found what was left of the blond.

"Oh Kami no..." Sakura said covering her mouth in horror seeing the boy's remains. All that was left was the right side of his torso and arm, his head and neck were mostly there but beyond the blood and gore it was hard to say...

10,000 years in the future, the world of man is no longer bound to just earth...

"Cellular re-genesis is nearly complete doctor..." A woman said as a man in strange clothing stood in front of a tube, glowing liquid within.

"Yes... Soon..." He said as the blond haired boy in the tube furrowed his brow, memories of fantastic adventures flowing through his mind. "Go to the final phase of Re-genesis..." The doctor ordered and a metallic humanoid creature nodded it's head, blue LED lights for eyes glowing as it did so. Soon the tube was filled with sparks and the fluid within changed from a calm yellow, to a bright green. More memories flashed threw the mind of the boy his brow furrowing as his pulse raced.

He saw a child running from people, hateful glares being directed at him, an old man smiling, a lovely pink haired girl, other kids, a dark haired boy fighting with someone, a man with red eyes, a man who looked like a snake, a boy controlling sand, a girl with a cat like form, and then a man in a hooded cloak glaring at him with a single blood red eye...

A dark future awaits, as an evil from the past rises once more...

Madara Uchiha stood looking over his world, his new armored clothes seeming to enhance the natural strength that his presence brought with it. "My lord. Our spies in the republic citadel have brought... Unsettling news..." One of Madara's servants, a large lizard like creature said knelling before the man. Madara turned around, his back to the window and his single eye glaring at the creature which could only shudder under the mans gaze.

"What?" Madara questioned and the creature gulped.

"They have revived... HIM... My lord..." The creature said and Madara chuckled to himself.

"Let him come... I look forward to our meeting..." Madara said and turned, swishing his black cloak as he walked through a hall leaving the creature in the darkness...

And only one hero can face this evil, and save not only the world of man, but all free worlds...

"Release him..." The doctor said and the tube was raised from its position. The blond boy fell forward coughing and panting. He removed the breath mask from his mouth and took a deep breath of fresh air. "Good morning mister Uzumaki, welcome back to the world of the living..." The doctor said with a smile looking down on the blue eyed teen.

"Whe-where am I?" He asked and the man placed a hand on his shoulder.

"Nurse, bring the young man some clothes." The doctor ordered and the blushing woman nodded and walked out of the room. The doctor then took off his lab coat and placed it over the shivering teens shoulders. "How are you feeling?" The doctor asked and the blond glared at him.

"I asked you... I asked you a question... Where the fucking hell am I?" Naruto asked angrily and the Doctor chuckled in his throat.

"Oh right. Well... Get up and look out the window before I tell you." The doctor said and Naruto stood up shakily and walked over to the window only to gasp... "Welcome Mister Uzumaki. To the Andromeda Galaxy Medical Research Center." He said with a grin as Naruto's eyes widened. Stars hovering over him and around him everywhere with colors he'd never even imagined appearing as star's shot past this place... "Or, to be less specific. Welcome to the future..." The doctor said as he saw the amazed and stunned look on Naruto's face as the fluid from the tube dripped down from his nose to the floor...

When I was little, I always looked up at the stars and wondered what was out there in the distant heavens... Just waiting to be discovered... And now... I have a chance to see...

Naruto Ultimate: Rebirth of a Hero...

One of many possible stories. Please tell me what you think of the idea... I will be putting other idea's up also so any critique is appreciated.